February 09, 2021
African Perspectives on China
Abdul-Gafar Tobi Oshodi, Hannah Ryder, and Bob Wekesa discuss the many variations of African views on China, from pessimism to optimism and everything in between.
December 10, 2020
What Ethiopia’s Ethnic Unrest Means for China
By Austin Bodetti
China's massive investments in Ethiopia give it a lot to lose amid renewed sectarian violence.
December 02, 2020
FOCAC Turns 20: Deborah Brautigam on China-Africa Relations
By Shannon Tiezzi
A look at the origins, goals, and continuing legacy of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.
October 24, 2020
China and Cameroon’s Evolving Political and Military Cooperation
By R. Maxwell Bone
Since 1971, China-Cameroon ties have gone from largely symbolic to deep defense and political cooperation.
August 25, 2020
How China Lost Nigeria
By Adagbo Onoja
Even as China built up its influence, it remained deeply vulnerable to negative counter-narratives from the United States. That’s the paradox of hegemony.
July 10, 2020
Taiwan Throws a Diplomatic Curveball by Establishing Ties With Somaliland
By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan’s decision to establish relations with the unrecognized state – with a probable eye on formalizing country-to-country ties – is an unusually audacious move.
February 28, 2020
Can Mozambique Learn to Love China?
By Ari Rickman
China is attempting to build a soft power network across Africa. The experience of the Confucius Institute in Mozambique suggests the effort is only partially successful.
February 24, 2020
Pompeo’s Africa Trip Reinforces Message of Competition With China
By Eleanor Albert
Increasingly, U.S. diplomacy around the world is being shaped by the perceived competition with China.
January 25, 2020
Through Eritrea, China Quietly Makes Inroads Near the Red Sea
By Austin Bodetti
China is finding an eager partner in Eritrea, an autocratic state generally overlooked entirely by world powers.
December 12, 2019
China in Africa’s Peace and Security Landscape
By Abdou Rahim Lema
China and many African countries have converging interests in ensuring a stable, secure, and peaceful Africa.
December 04, 2019
Sweet and Sour: China in Ghana
By Joseph Hammond
China is building influence in the West African power, but illegal mining issues continue to plague ties.
August 09, 2019
US-China Spat Tips Kenya’s Index to a Decade Low
By Tyler Roney
The U.S.-China trade spat puts more pressure on the China-Kenya economic relationship, already beset by BRI concerns.